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    2 x PC's with different download speeds

    This is a discussion on 2 x PC's with different download speeds within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi all, This might sound like a stupid question and I apologise if it is! I have a desktop PC ...

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      2 x PC's with different download speeds

      Hi all,
      This might sound like a stupid question and I apologise if it is! I have a desktop PC and a Laptop which I connect to the same wireless router (Sky Sagem). However I can get about 5mb speed on the desktop but only 3mb on my laptop. I have tried using the same wireless adapter on each and by connecting via Ethernet cable.
      My laptop is older and slower than my desktop PC. Also, I have XP on laptop and Vista on my desktop. My question is:

      Does my PC speed affect my broadband speed? I thought the speed would be roughly the same on both as it is coming from the same source?

      Many Thanks


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      Re: 2 x PC's with different download speeds

      In a nutshell Vista is self optimizing on its network adaptor advanced settings to obtain maximum transfer efficiency, XP is not and sometimes needs manually tweaking

      Take a look at this program called TCP Optimizer and follow the steps and run this on your XP machine

      http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php

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      Re: 2 x PC's with different download speeds

      Thanks very much for that. Got up to 5.5mb speed, so nearly doubled!

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      Re: 2 x PC's with different download speeds

      Excellent Work.

     

     

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